The findings of this report address building planners, designers, and shopping centre stakeholders who can benefit from a number of good practice examples. They can help them make sustainable decisions in the field of energy efficient commercial buildings across the EU-28 and Norway.
This report examines shopping mall features in EU-28 and Norway, in order to better understand their complexity, functions and social context. It builds on an extensive literature review, data collection and an international survey. Because of the complexity of shopping centres, the report is based on a holistic approach, including all technical, economic, environmental and social aspects of shopping centre renovations.
The report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the existing typologies of shopping malls in Europe, followed by a cross-country comparative analysis, and proposes a selection of ten reference shopping malls that will be modeled and evaluated within the future activities of the project.
It also includes an overview of national building codes, regulation constraints and existing policy frameworks relevant for shopping mall centres.
This report has been conducted in the context of the CommONEnergy project, funded from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013).
The CommonONEnergy project intends to provide an overview of national building codes, regulation constraints and relevant existing sustainable decisions in the field of energy efficient commercial buildings across the EU-28 and Norway.
For more information, please visit the relevant CommONEnergy website.